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March 27, 2020

Equitable Growth president and CEO responds to passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 Contact: Elena Waskey, 410-598-7532 ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – Today, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, providing $2 trillion in federal aid to Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic shutdown. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth commends Congress and the president for passing […]

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March 6, 2020

New Commerce Department effort will measure who prospers when the economy grows

Equitable Growth President and CEO Calls New Tool ‘Vital,’ ‘an Important First Step’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2020 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, or BEA, today released the first-ever federally produced statistics measuring how total U.S. personal income is distributed across people in […]

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February 14, 2020

Longtime Capitol Hill staffer named policy director at Equitable Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2020 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that longtime congressional staffer Amanda Fischer has joined the organization as its new policy director. “As our new policy director, Amanda will lead the development of our policy priorities and help position the organization as a […]

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December 18, 2019

Equitable Growth organizes endorsement by 58 scholars of Measuring Real Income Growth Act

Among endorsees are former chair of the Federal Reserve, two former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, two Nobel laureates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2019 CONTACT: Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747 ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org Washington — Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced 58 economists and other social scientists—including two Nobel laureates, two former chairs of […]

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November 1, 2019

Equitable Growth to Release Resource on Economic Inequality and Growth to Inform 2020 Policy Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2019 CONTACT: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – Today, at its Vision 2020 conference, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced that in January, it will release a compilation of 20 innovative, evidence-based, and concrete ideas to shape the 2020 policy debate. Several of the contributors to the essay collection […]

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October 28, 2019

Equitable Growth Announces Claudia Sahm as New Director of Macroeconomic Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2019 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that Claudia Sahm will join the organization in November as its new director of macroeconomic policy. She is currently a section chief at the Federal Reserve Board. “As a member of our research advisory […]

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October 16, 2019

Statement by Heather Boushey on congressional hearing about measuring U.S. economic inequality

The Congressional Joint Economic Committee today is holding the first-ever hearing to discuss new proposals to measure who prospers when the U.S. economy grows, an acknowledgement that Gross Domestic Product growth is no longer a sufficient measure for understanding the health of our economy. Congress has already taken a number of actions to press the […]

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October 16, 2019

New Report Reveals Harsh Reality of Unstable Work Schedules on Workers, Families

30,000-person survey found women, people of color among hardest hit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2019 AT 5:00 AM CONTACT: Giovanni Rocco, 202-753-6521 grocco@equitablegrowth.org Washington, D.C. – New research released today by The Shift Project at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley offers unprecedented insight into the […]

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October 15, 2019

Experts Call for a Greater Focus on the Economy in the Fourth Democratic Debate; Warn Against Relying on Faulty Economic Ideas

Author: Heather Boushey Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the fourth Democratic primary presidential debate, Dr. Heather Boushey, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Chris Hughes, co-chair of the Economic Security Project; Michael Linden, executive director of the Groundwork Collaborative; and Dr. Felicia Wong, president and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute—released the […]

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September 13, 2019

Washington Center for Equitable Growth invests more than $200,000 to explore effects of paid family leave

Research will focus on how state-level policies have affected labor market participation, health outcomes Washington, D.C. – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that it will award $225,800 to two research teams to explore the effects of state-level paid family and medical leave policies on labor market participation and drug-related outcomes. “The topics […]